Stories tagged: "workers"


FILE — Pro-union pins sit on a table during a watch party for Starbucks' employees union election, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Workers at a Seattle Starbucks store in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood are set to vote on unionization on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the latest push by workers at the coffee giant to form collective bargaining units. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)
Pittsburgh Starbucks Becomes the First in Pennsylvania to Unionize

Pittsburgh joins the growing list of cities where Starbucks workers have voted to unionize, and more Steel City locations could soon follow suit.

Looking down Memorial Highway (Route 662) in Oley Township, with a line of utility poles running along farm fields near Fisher's Produce in July 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
PA Senate Passes Bill to Create Statewide Grant Program for Rural Coworking Centers

Legislation creating a statewide grant program to improve broadband services in rural areas of Pennsylvania to support the online workforce unanimously passes the Senate.

Sara Kennely, cleans one of the dining tables at Max's Allegheny Tavern, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The restaurant taped over the surfaces of some tables to restrict seating to maintain social distancing when patrons are permitted to dine inside when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pennsylvania Tipped Workers to Reap the Benefits of New Regulations

A state regulatory commission approved a request from the Wolf Administration to raise the base pay of tipped workers, limit tip pooling, and prevent employers from subtracting credit card transaction fees from workers’ tips.

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Organizing Life One Home at a Time in the Lehigh Valley

Jennifer Bastidas turned her knack for organizing into a career, leaving behind a job in the medical field to provide a different type of “treatment” that starts at home.

Governor Tom Wolf speaks at a press conference, which outlined his plan to help workers and tell the legislature its time to finally pass legislation that support fair wages, paid sick leave, safe worker places and quality jobs, in Scranton on Thursday, December 16, 2021. (PA Cast)
‘It’s Gonna Be Bad for All of Us,’ Gov. Wolf Calls on Legislature to Raise Wages and Improve Conditions for Workers

The governor says Pennsylvania needs to support workers by raising wages, providing paid sick leave, and setting safety standards in the workplace.

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What Latinos Can Expect From a Biden Presidency

The new president has expressed his commitment to ensure equality and provide opportunities for Hispanics. But what does that look like?

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Minimum Wage Earners in 22 States Are Getting a Raise in the New Year

Meanwhile, the federal minimum wage hasn't increased since 2009.